Up 70,167 this week

Day Off (2001)
"Mercredi, folle journée!" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 339 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot


0Check in

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 645 titles
created 27 Jun 2011
a list of 4118 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
a list of 302 titles
created 20 May 2013
a list of 3553 titles
created 31 Mar 2014

Related Items

Search for "Day Off" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Day Off (2001)

Day Off (2001) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Day Off.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Charlie Says (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.

Director: Nicole Garcia
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Vincent Lindon, Benoît Magimel
Keep It Quiet (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lindon
Safe Conduct (2002)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director and Resistance activist Jean Devaivre works for Continental, where he can get "in ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady
La bûche (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas,... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson
Stars: Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Some of French cinema's best known faces appear in this light hearted comedy about people's relationships with money.

Director: Philippe Le Guay
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Lindon, Camille Japy
Day Off (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Vasilis Vafeas
Stars: Petros Zarkadis, Angelos Yannoulis, Katerina Yioulaki
Les zozos (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: Frédéric Duru, Edmond Raillard, Virginie Thévenet
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Anne Le Ny
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Yeelem Jappain
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of the young girl's face. She is capable of changing her facial ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Harel
Stars: Isabelle Carré, Philippe Harel, Nathalie Conio
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Delphine Gleize
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Quentin Challal
Only Girls (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a shoplifter finds herself unexpectedly released on parole, she pays a call on the judge at her flat. The judge, Carole Rewinsky, does not tell Tina that her elease was only a ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Jolivet
Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Sylvie Testud, Vincent Lindon
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Director: Philippe Lioret
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes


Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Socoa
Isabelle Candelier ...
Vitalie Rambaud
Antonella Lorca
Denis Pelloutier
Madame Socoa
Hervé Pierre ...
L'avocat de Socoa
Luis Rego ...
Maurice Risch ...
Clément Thomas ...
Le commissaire adjoint
André Thorent ...
Le directeur de l'agence
Armelle ...
Marie-Thérèse, la soeur de Vitalie
Albert Dray ...
Anne Le Ny ...
Marie Pelloutier
Christian Morin ...
Agenore Esposito
Roger Trapp ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama


See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 March 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Wacky Wednesday  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a pleasant but colorless movie
16 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

In France, wednesday is the day devoted to children because they don't go to school. The problem is that their parents aren't always there to take care of them. As a consequence, it's enough for their children to get into mischief or they're running away (unwittingly or not). There's another solution: parents can keep their children with them even if they have to work on wednesday.

To tell this mad day, Pascal Thomas chose an outline which isn't really original: an estranged and scatterbrained man (Vincent Lindon) must keep his daughter during one full day but he's caught up by his professional obligations and they make his duty hard. It's all the more as his daughter shows cleverness. But finally, the end of the day will see the two characters become partners and inseparable.

In parallel and probably in order to air the subject, Thomas showed shrewdness because he also built his movie around several little plots either funny either dramatic that cope with each other and resolve individually.

Otherwise, Thomas' movie remains a nice one but a bit colorless. He leaves several sequences high and dry and in spite of good (and sometimes harrowing) moments, his making appears a bit of a mess, clumsy, not always well mastered.

Whereas Vincent Lindon, he's friendly but I think his performance lacks of punch and I don't find him expressive enough. His main partner sometimes steals him the show. Besides, you can blame Thomas for not being demanding enough towards his actors.

At the end, the movie gives a mixed impression and left me unsatisfied. Nevertheless, Thomas can sustain the interest during all the movie although the little plots are of varying quality.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Qui sait comment s'appelle la musique à la fin? nicetry
Discuss Day Off (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: